Golden Rule Grant Requirements & Application


  • Grant payments shall not exceed $5,000 per grant application.
  • Projects and/or services must be primarily involved in health and human services and civic and community programs that impact mothers and/or children.
  • All grant applications must be submitted electronically. Mailed or incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
  • Applicants can apply only on behalf of programs and services that are sponsored by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The grant does not fund individuals or companies.
  • Grant applications may be submitted beginning on Mother’s Day of the year before the grant is funded.
  • Deadline for Grant applications is March 1st at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.
  • Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  • Only one (1) grant application will be accepted per year for any one organization. If multiple applications are received from any organization, all applications from the organization will be invalid.
  • American Mothers, Inc. reserves the right to reject a Letter of Inquiry or a Golden Rule Grant application for any reason.
  • Grants will be awarded by April 30th after the March 1st deadline.
  • Before the grant money can be dispersed, the organization receiving a grant must execute a Terms of Grant document.
  • Organizations that have received a grant must submit the required progress and final reports. The final report is due by April 1st in the year following receipt of the grant.
  • If an organization has received a Golden Rule Grant, that organization must skip at least one year before submitting another application.


Required Information:
This information will give the grant committee an understanding of your project and its goals. Please be as complete as possible.

  • Cover letter which includes a brief introduction of your organization, indicating mission and goals of your organization, the project for which funding is being requested, and the amount desired.
  • Detailed description of the programs and activities for which funds are requested. Include age, gender and if those benefiting from this program are considered an underserved population; if so, why.
  • How does this project exemplify the Golden Rule?
  • Include a list of other agencies/organizations with which you work collaboratively and how.
  • Proposed budget for this specific project indicating how the funding will be used.
  • How much of your overall budget is dedicated to administrative costs and overhead?
  • Do you have matching funds for this project?
  • Current year financial statements, previous years reviewed financial statements within last 3 years, and current year annual operating budget.
  • Copy of your 501(c)(3) letter from the IRS indicating your exemption number.
  • 2 Letters of memorandum of understandings from collaborative agencies (where applicable)
  • List of each potential or committed donor you are soliciting for this project. (For committed donors, list amounts received or pledged for this program/project.)
  • Current list of Board of Directors, officers, and key personnel who will be coordinating the project. (Include address and occupation, if applicable)


Golden Rule Grant Application

  • Name of Organization
  • Point of Contact Name
  • Point of Contact Address
  • If you are submitting from Puerto Rico or US Virgin Islands, please select Armed Forces Americas. Thank you
  • Point of Contact Phone:
  • Point of Contact Email Address
  • Amount of Grant Request
  • Upload Application Documentation: Please upload the application documentation that includes all required information as detailed above. PDF preferred. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Drop files here or
    Please upload the required documentation here. Maximum individual file size is 2 MB. No more than 10 files are allowed.

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